THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED

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Adults:
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Marriage and Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Social Skills Training and Groups
Dating on the Spectrum Groups
Substance Abuse/Dependency Groups
Sandplay Therapy
Telemental Heath

Adolescents:
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Social Skills Training and Groups
Dating on the Spectrum
Substance Abuse/Dependency Groups
Sandplay Therapy
Play Therapy
Telemental Heath

Children:
Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Social Skills Training and Groups
Sandplay Therapy
Play Therapy
Telemental Heath *age appropriate

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ADD/ADHD Substance abuse/Addiction Methadone/Suboxone treatment (Medication Assisted-Treatment) *Counseling Only* Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families (Military Discount)***
Depression (sadness, dysthymia, bipolar) Anxiety (OCD, Phobias, GAD, Tics, Panic Attacks) Mood disorders
Social Skills deficits/Social skills training Behavior Modification LGBTQ related issues
Behavioral issues with school Learning Disabilities Children/Adolescents/Adults on the spectrum
Special education issues Conduct disorder Oppositional defiant
Emotional /Social delays Self Esteem Issues Bullying
Academic decline Body image Eating disorders
Geriatric issues related to aging
Dementia/Cognitive decline/disorders/ supportive counseling for individual and family
Psychiatric issues
Outpatient support for family and Individual
Adjustment disorders
Mental Retardation/ supportive counseling for family Abuse /Trauma Divorce, family conflict, and relationship issues
Autism/On the Spectrum
Asperger's/PDD
Tourrette’s Tics motor / vocal
Grief /loss/bereavement Medical illness related issues Career decision-making
Men’s issues Women’s issues Sexuality issues
Parenting concerns/ training related to clinical issues of concern Anger issues School problems/behavior
Peer /Academic and athletic pressures Separation anxiety Major life change and crisis
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HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT TREATMENTS OFFERED IN MY PRACTICE

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

One on One sessions with therapist and patient . A safe and confidential space is provided so healing and change occurs between therapist and patient. Self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior are explored.
The patient and therapist examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in the present.

My goal is to help patients become aware/conscience of and experience their feelings and thought process and how this has led to maladaptive behavior. Work then is to devise and construct elements of change in patients thinking and behavior that can be implemented in the patients life. In turn patients can go on to live a more conscious, healthy and vital life.

PLAY THERAPY

Children express themselves through play.
Play therapy provides a safe environment for children to manage trauma and stress, learn effective coping strategies, and to remove obstacles to their development, modify behavior, develop problem solving skills and learn different ways of relating.

PARENT /CHILD THERAPY

Parents receive guidance in their play/ interactions with their child. Emphasis on fostering a parent child relationship that promotes commutation, intimacy and self-esteem.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT

A  Group environment designed to assist adolescents and children in managing the stress and turmoil often associated with separation/divorce of their parents.

DIVORCE PROCESS GROUPS FOR ADULTS

On going  process groups for adults going through divorce and issues related to daily living associated before, during and after the process of divorce.

COUPLES COUNSELING GROUPS AND INDIVIDUAL COUPLES

Dating, married or engaged, counseling to enhance intimacy, learn conflict resolution, effective communication and patterns of interaction.

GROUPS FOR DATING ON THE SPECTRUM – ADOLESCENT/ADULT

People with Autism covet intimacy. Exploration of obstacles faced in regards to dating, love and romance . Also navigation of the routines of daily living addressed.

PROCESS GROUPS FOR  Children/ ADOLESCENTS

Conflicts with school, peers, family, dating, and academic concerns addressed .

PROCESS GROUPS FOR ADULTS

On going group that address the needs of patients related to conflicts of daily living .

GROUPS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE/ADDICTION

For adults dealing with substance abuse/ addiction offered in separate groups for adults, and adolescents and for children dealing with addiction /substance abuse within the family system.

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS

For Children, Adolescents, and Adults, with social skills deficits, even those stemming from ADHD, ASD, Asperger’s or other unspecified causes are able to make tremendous progress. Because a social skills deficit is an on-going challenge, that needs to be addressed repeatedly it is helpful to begin early and be consistent.  Because a social skills deficit can stem from so many diverse causes careful selection is made in forming of each group. Factors taken into considerations are developmental level, gender and age.

Group is focused on peer-to-peer interaction. Designed to help children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with peer interaction. Goals include increasing competence in reading nonverbal signals of others, thinking about the perspective of others when interacting with peers, and giving and taking feedback from others. Establishing impulse control, anger regulation, gaining perspective on self, discovering peer expectations, developing conversations skills, practicing anxiety management, engaging in peer reaction, planning bullying, and navigating the rules and routines of school / work (in case of adult group), family and community.

THE BENEFIT OF GROUP THERAPY WITH CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

As an adjunct or by itself group therapy helps members work to express their own problems, ideas, feelings and reactions freely and honestly. Playing, drawing and pretending as well as talking are important ways of sharing feelings and problem resolution for children. Adolescents and adult groups rely primarily if not exclusive on verbal communication.

SANDPLAY THERAPY

Sandplay is grounded in the psychology of C.G. Jung and was introduced by Swiss Jungian analyst Dora Kalff. Sandplay is hands on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyches natural capacity for healing. Sandplay is done adjunctively to talk therapy during the process of the therapeutic work.  A scene is made from figurines and objects placed in a box of sand. Sandplay is a form of therapy that gives the child, adolescent, or adult, the opportunity to portray rather than verbalize feelings and experiences often inaccessible/difficult to express in words.

Mindfulness

Integrated into treatment with children, adolescents and adults.  Used in Individual and Group therapy. Mindfulness catalyzes learning, growing and healing and transformation of an individuals view and understanding of oneself. Mindfulness aids in the healing of a distorted sense of self, ones relation to others, to events and the external environment. Mindfulness aids in addressing maladaptive habits, trauma, medical conditions, and psychiatric disorders. Mindfulness aims to achieve stability of mind and awareness and aid in the cessation of maladaptive emotions and cognitions. Also seen as a method of systematic mental training for reducing suffering and developing self-awareness, self-regulation and development of a positive relationship between self and others.

Telemental Health

Online therapy also known as Telemental Health is psychological counseling and support that is provided over the internet through email, video conferencing , online chat, text messaging or a phone call. Telemental Health is useful to individuals who cannot leave their home, who work unconventional hours, military/their families, as well as those overseas or who live in rural or remote areas.

*** This website is for information purposes only and does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.